Abdomen, Pelvis & Perineum
Which of these statements regarding the kidney is not correct (AIIMS – Nov – 2009)
|A||Right Kidney is preferred to the left for transplantation|
|B||Right Kidney is at a lower level than the left|
|C||Right kidney is related to the duodenum in the anteromedial aspect|
|D||Right renal vein is shorter than the left|
Right Kidney is preferred to the left for transplantation
• Inferior vena cava is more towards the right side of the body, making the left renal vein longer than the right.
• A longer renal vein is better manipulated and, is one of the reasons for preference of left kidney transplant over the right.